Mercedes-Benz facelifted C-Class coupe and cabriolet have made their public debuts are now available to order, with the coupe with a price of £37,620 and the fall of the top from £41,439.
The most popular coupe is available with four powertrain options, including the ’43 4Matic’-badged 3.0-liter V6 with four-wheel-drive, entry-level C200 – available with the option of four-wheel-drive – 250bhp C300, and C220d – the only diesel. C200 4Matic is not available in the cabrio, and C300 will be added to the fall of the top of the alignment after its official launch.
Options include a Premium Package at £2795 the addition of a set of technology updates around the cabin, while £4995 (£3595 in the cabriolet), Premium Plus upgraded the sound system of a high-end Burmeister installation, and adds keyless start and a panoramic sunroof. Non-AMG models can be specced with £ 895 air suspension.
The restored two-door C-Class models, revealed to the at the motor show in New York, follow the facelifted four-door C-Class sedan and estate at the recent Geneva motor show.
Along with some predictably subtle exterior styling tweaks and improved interior appointments, have a series of middle-aged, mechanical changes, including a more powerful engine in the four-wheel-drive C43 4Matic.
That model retains the same turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine used by the predecessor, saloon, estate, coupe and cabriolet models, but gains additional 23bhp (386bhp) during the execution of the same 383lb ft of torque as before.
Despite the increase in the power of the new C43 4Matic, however, Mercedes-AMG quotes the same 0 to 62 mph and speed figures as the outgoing model in a respective 4.7 seconds and a limited 155 mph.
Also new for the facelifted C-Class is an entry-level EQ Boost, mild-hybrid powertrain to be offered in selected markets, including the united kingdom, from the middle of the year.
Based on the Mercedes’ newly-developed turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol producing 181bhp and 206lb ft of torque, the power train features a belt-driven alternator is able to provide a 140bhp and 118lb ft of torque for short periods to improve the acceleration of the capacity and smoothness at low revs.
To be installed in the C200 EQ Boost and C200 4Matic EQ to Boost the living room, the state, coupe and cabriolet models, the new gasoline-electric powertrain also receives a 48V electrical architecture for greater efficiency. It works in combination with the belt-driven alternator and the battery of lithium ion to recover up to 12 kw of kinetic energy during braking, as well as the provision of a coasting function, the engine idles for long periods in the excess.
In the new C200 EQ Impulse Coupe, which comes as standard with a nine speed torque converter-equipped automatic transmission, the mild-hybrid powertrain delivers 0-62 mph acceleration in 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 149mph. Despite confirming that it complies with the most recent Euro6d TEMP emissions standards, Mercedes has yet to provide official fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions figures for the new model.
The new powertrain is part of a range of petrol-electric drives of Mercedes, which also includes the more powerful engine 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine. The unit is based on an EQ to Boost the system, and will be released in the (still not officially confirmed) C300 EQ Boost and C300 4Matic EQ Boost models. Are due at the hall, the state, coupe and cabriolet forms, and will go on sale along with their C200 EQ Boost brothers in July.
Mercedes has not yet confirmed the details of the C300 EQ Boost, although insiders have told Autocar that its combustion engine develops 255bhp and 295lb ft, with an added 16bhp and 118lb ft is available across a belt-driven alternator.
More engines confirmed for 2018 C-Class coupe and cabriolet include a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel. It replaces the old engine-turbo, 2.1-litre unit in the C220d, offering an added 24bhp and the same pair of stars in 191bhp and 295lb ft.
In line with its hall and property of the brothers, the C-Class coupe and cabriolet receive a subtle style update with a new design of front bumper and standard fit diamond pattern from the grill along with the standard LED headlamps and full LED rear lights.
Other changes include new trim elements and combinations of colors in the interior, a keyless go function, a new image of the stop/start button and a remote control function for the C-Class cabriolet, the fabric hood, which can now be operated from the outside of the car.
Buyers can also option the facelifted C-Class coupe and cabriolet with a new digital instrument display which comes with three themes: classic, sport and progressive.
In 2017 in the uk, Mercedes sold 8000 C-Class Coupe and 6000 convertibles, compared to the 23,000 C-Class saloons and 7000 farms.
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